Kol Rinah and B’nai Amoona Men and Youths of the Year Luncheon

Kol Rinah and B’nai Amoona Men & Youths of the Year Luncheon is an annual event that honors the Kol Rinah and B’nai Amoona member and the USY member from each congregation who through significant involvement or participation contributed to the success of Kol Rinah and B’nai Amoona and their respective USY chapter.

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Hike for Inspiration plus BBQ (for women)

Enjoy a beautiful (and paved) hike with a class by Mimi David. Learn how to take what you gained during the High Holidays with you into the year! Bring your young children and enjoy a BBQ at the end. Co-sponsored by JWS and Eishes Chayil (Women’s Division of the St. Louis Kollel) To rsvp, please contact Mimi David at 314-862-2474 or mimidavid@aish.com

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“Making the World a Better Place” Seminar & Chinese Lunch

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THROUGH IMPROVING OUR RELATIONSHIPS by Rabbi Tzvi Muller of the Jewish Values Institute with Catered Chinese lunch and Free Children’s Programs & Babysitting Cost for Seminar: $25 suggested donation per adult; Free for kids but registration is required Cost for Lunch: $18 per adult. $10 per child (3-11 yrs), Free for kids 2 and under RSVP by calling the Aish office at 314-862-2474 or emailing cwolff@aish.com SCHEDULE FOR ADULTS MORNING 10 am – 12:30 pm 1. You Think, Therefore I Am: Why Give the Benefit of the Doubt 2. A Book by Its Cover: Guidelines for Giving the Benefit of the Doubt 3. Courtrooms of the Mind: When Not to Judge Favorably CHINESE LUNCH 12:30 – 1:30 pm AFTERNOON 1:30 – 3:30 pm 4. Matter of the Heart: Being Mindful of Others’ Feelings 5. The Truth About Lying: Honesty in Adverse Situations (when being mindful of others’ feelings conflicts with honesty) SCHEDULE FOR KIDS MORNING 10 am – 12:30 pm Childcare (with Mad Science presentation “Spin, Pop, Boom” from 11 – 11:45 am) CHINESE LUNCH 12:30 – 1:30 pm with parents AFTERNOON 1:30 – 3:30 pm Childcare (with Magic Show & Workshop from 2 – 3 pm) RABBI TZVI MULLER BIO Rabbi Muller specializes in teaching Judaism’s guidelines for treating others with love, respect and kindness – Mitzvot Bein Adam Lechavero. Through his widely attended classes, award-winning programs and innovative educational leadership. Rabbi Muller has brought the values, teachings and practices of kindness to Jews all over the world. His “Ten KINDmandments” have recently been featured in leading news publications across America. Rabbi Muller serves as the director of the Jewish Values Institute in Bloomfield Hills,...

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Cultural Leadership Information Session

Cultural Leadership is seeking curious, courageous, change- the-world-type teens! Come to an information session in the J’s Beit Midrash room on April 19 at 6pm to learn more about our programs for rising 8th-11th graders. High School Program: This award-winning program recruits a diverse cohort of students passionate about social justice. Participants attend monthly meetings and three weekend-long retreats, learn leadership and facilitation skills, explore African American and Jewish history and culture, and discover the pervasiveness of privilege and oppression. Students also participate in a School Swap to witness education inequity, and a Holiday Swap to learn about other cultures and religions. It is a great opportunity to learn important history they don’t teach in school! Participants also embark on a 3-week Transformational Journey to 15 U.S. cities significant to the civil rights movement. On this trip, they will meet with local and national leaders like Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Congressman John Lewis, Senator Claire McCaskill, and Rev. Al Sharpton of MSNBC’s Politics Nation. The application deadline is April 30. Please note that students must currently be freshman or sophomores to apply. Financial aid is available. For more information, please email apply@culturalleadership.org or call 314-725-3222. Camp Cultural Leadership: Not in high school yet? We also offer Camp Cultural Leadership, a 3-week summer camp for rising 8th and 9th graders. The camp condenses the High School Program’s curriculum into a fun 3-week session that gives younger students a taste of Cultural Leadership. Similar to how our high school students take a Transformational Journey, our campers also take a weekend-long trip to either Nashville or Chicago to capstone their experience. This year, Camp Cultural Leadership runs from July 7-July 29. To register for camp or find out more, please visit our website: CulturalLeadership.org. Register now to get the best...

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The Relevance of Religion for Leadership: How Religious Traditions Can Inform Leadership Values and Approaches

One characteristic of great leaders is a clear set of personal values that guide their decisions. Where do those values come from and how are they learned? Religious traditions and identities provide one powerful foundation for personal values, shaping core beliefs about how to treat people, how to make responsible decisions, and what the definition of success is. As organizations and communities become more diverse, understanding and honoring the moral foundations that underlie different religious traditions can lead to more authentic and responsible leaders and organizations. In this symposium, we explore ways in which religious traditions and identities can shape leadership approaches and ethical decision-making, with the help of scholars and practitioners with experience in this...

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